497 North St, Portsmouth, VA


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About 497 North St

This remarkable 1898 Victorian Home, located in the heart of Olde Towne, offers a unique blend of historic charm & modern conveniences. As a Former "The Mermaids Porch" Bed & Breakfast, this house offers versatile options for its use. Features include imported Swarovski, Turkish, & Rhodium crystal chandeliers, original crown moldings, 4 fireplaces (1 gas-1 wood-2 decorative), and heart maple hardwood floors throughout. Outdoor spaces include 2 covered porches, covered balcony, deck, brick patio w/Hot Tub, prewired for an EV Charger. Renovations, early 2000s include a remodeled eat-in kitchen & bathrooms. 2012 updates include appliances, granite counters, electrical & plumbing, storm windows, hot water boiler, attic radiant barrier, new sewer drain. whole house Generac 22k generator, gutters w/leaf guards, and a 50-year premium architectural roof. 2014 new foundation pillars with footers & in 2022 exterior painting. Current flood insurance $1,200. This property boasts a rich history.

Features of 497 North St

MLS® # 10505751
Price $569,000
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 5.00
Full Baths 5
Square Footage 3,200
Acres 0.09
Year Built 1898
Type Residential
Sub-Type Detached
Style Victorian
Status Active

Community Information

Address 497 North St
Area Central Portsmouth
Subdivision Olde Towne
City Portsmouth
State VA
Zip Code 23704


Parking Multi Car, Street
Is Waterfront No
Waterfront Not Waterfront
Has Pool No
Pool No Pool


Interior Features Fireplace Gas-natural, Fireplace Wood, Mstr Bdr Firepl, Walk-In Attic, Window Treatments, Fireplace Decorative, Pull Down Attic Stairs
Appliances Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Microwave, Gas Range, Refrigerator, Washer
Heating Natl Gas, Hot Water, Radiator
Cooling Central Air, Zoned
Fireplace Yes
# of Fireplaces 4
# of Stories 2


Exterior Clapboard, Wood
Exterior Features Corner, Deck, Patio
Lot Description 51X75X50X74
Roof Asphalt Shingle, Metal
Foundation Crawl

School Information

Elementary Park View Elementary
Middle Churchland Middle
High IC Norcom

Additional Information

Days on Market 193
Zoning HR
Short Sale No
RE / Bank Owned No

Listing Details

OfficeBHHS RW Towne Realty

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